City, center host forum on sea level rise

The city of Anna Maria and the Center of Anna Maria Island will welcome an author and expert on sea level rise during a program Dec. 10.

John Englander, an expert on the sea level rise and its impact on coastal communities, will address the public at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Englander, according to a news release, will discuss the science of sea level rise and potential solutions in practical terms, tailored to residents and property owners.

Englander is the author of “High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis.”

The release said, “His eye-opening presentation is a must-see.”

The presentation is free to attend and reservations are not required, but to confirm a seat, people can contact deputy city clerk Debbie Haynes at 941-708-6130 or

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